Late Morning Fire Damages SeaWorld Restaurant

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Entrance to Sea World with 100-foot-long iconic wave Photo by Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld

Firefighters made quick work Wednesday of a fire that erupted in a pizza restaurant at SeaWorld San Diego.

The blaze at the oceanic theme park alongside Mission Bay broke out about 11:45 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Crews had the flames extinguished within 15 minutes, the city agency reported.

Two employees were evaluated at the park for smoke inhalation. Neither required hospital care, according to the fire department.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, though workers reported having trouble with a malfunctioning ice machine at the eatery earlier in the morning, San Diego police Officer David O’Brien said.